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Jupiter-Saturn Great Conjunction & Night Hike here in NE Atlanta
|Event Location:||2868 LaVista Rd, in NE Atlanta near I-85 Clairmont exit|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Dec 21 2020 5:30 pm >> Mon, Dec 21 2020 7:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Dec 20 2020 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Dec 21 2020 4:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
|Trip Leader(s):||Charlie Cottingham|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
EVENT PLAN: Beautiful clear weather in the low 50s is expected here in metro Atlanta this Monday evening. We hope a few of you "hiker-skygazers" can join us at DeKalb County's popular Frazier-Rowe Park to celebrate the Winter Solstice (longest night of the year) with a short hike and a group viewing of the much publicized "Great Conjunction" of our two largest planets Jupiter & Saturn. Coincidentally the bright gas giants' closest visual approach to one another in the sky this year happens to be on the solstice, and more incredibly this will be also their closest conjunction that is easily visible from Earth in almost 800 years! (See graphic above.)
Info about Frazier-Rowe Park: Since its founding in about 2013 dozens of hard-working "Friends" volunteers have built and continue to improve and maintain the Park's extensive networks of scenic trails. Named for two neighboring families of different ethnicity who lived in harmony there in the mid-20th century, Frazier-Rowe Park occupies about 12 acres of forest. Frazier-Rowe hikers can also easily connect to thepretty trail system of the "Coralwood Nature Preserve " (about 10 more acres of the same forest behind Coralwood Elementary School.) We volunteers enjoy pitching in on monthly workdays to do trail work and remove invasive plants such as English ivy, Chinese privet, Japanese kudzu, and Asian "thorny olive." For more Frazier-Rowe info & photos click this link: http://frazier-rowepark.weebly.com/
|How to Get There:|
FROM I-85 CLAIRMONT RD EXIT (Exit #91) in NE Atlanta to our FRAZIER-ROWE PARK Meetup Spot: (For a zoomable color MAP and satellite view of this spot and its vicinity click the square blue & green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article.)
1. From I-85 Exit #91 (GA-23, "Clairmont Rd") take Clairmont Road toward Decatur (south & slightly east) about 1.6 miles to the traffic light at LaVista Road.
3. We'll gather at the "Frazier-Rowe Park" bulletin board and trailhead on the edge of the woods - just a few feet from the Sprig restaurant entrance. Please be on time, allowing for traffic.
LAT/LON COORDINATES of the Frazier-Rowe Park trailhead where we'll meet: 33.8256, -84.2893 (GPS or Google.com/maps users may wish to enter these map coordinates as your Destination Address, being sure to include the comma & minus sign.) A nearby verbal street address is 2886 LaVista Rd, Decatur, GA 30033.
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